Living in the midst of the national forest, alongside a wild and scenic river, and bordering a designated wilderness, allows me to sink into a space where stories flow. Words, thoughts, tales from others, fascinate me, and I started this space as a place to hear those stories. My hope is that we can sit back here, as if gathering around a warm fire with friends, and chat about words.
The photo at the top of the homepage shows me walking in what looks like a large creek. It is actually the road I live on shortly after a flood event. Part of the river decided to change course and now the road is in the process of having to change course to accommodate the water. You don’t win arguments with nature. Just like storytellers don’t win against the river of words begging to be told.
If you would like to learn more about the beautiful area I’m lucky enough to call home, do an image search on any of the following: the Skykomish River, the Wild Sky designated wilderness, Mt. Index, Lake Serene, whitewater rafting along the Skykomish, rock climbing on the Index Town Wall, or hiking the Cascade mountains. It’s a beautiful area.